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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is issuing a strong warning to a pastor who says he's planning a koran burning this weekend. the obama administration is calling his threat un-american. we get more on all of it tonight from our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: demonstrators in kabul angrily denouncing the united states. they burned flags and effigies and pelted stones at a passing u.s. military convoy. kabul, once one of the most isolated cities, is no longer cut off. the demonstrators were reacting to a tiny church in gainesville, florida. with just a few dozen members, the church has made headlines and internet chatter with its anti-muslim slogans and its plans to burn copies of the koran on 9/11. >> we are going to have an international "burn a koran" day. >> reporter: church leader terry jones says the goal is to stand up to islamic extremism. >> we believe our president plays it down. we believe that people are afraid of radical islam. they're afraid to confront it. >> reporter: but the american commander in afghanistan doesn't agree. ge
Sep 8, 2010 12:30am PDT
of state hillary clinton has spoken out against the plan to burn korans. general david petraeus said if it went ahead, images of the event would be used by insurgents to incite violence. coming up, we will hear what hillary clinton had to say with this report from washington. >> this is what worries general david petraeus is. 500 people in kabul, gather to demonstrate. one small church in america plans to bring copies of the koran. protesters threw rocks. >> we are concerned about the possible implications of a koran burning in the united states. it puts us in jeopardy. we have even seen trouble on just a rumor that this could take place, and i think that the images from such an activity could very well be used by extremists here and around the world in the same way that they use images from abu ghraib and some other incidents, over the years since 9/11. >> at outreach center in florida, they say they still plan to go ahead. the church, which has 50 members, is run by terry jones, and is seen as a fringe movement, but right now, it has everyone's attention. on "nightline," he had thi
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm PDT
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
it will work, especially under the guidance of general david petraeus? >> well, of course the surge came after i left. the notion of the counter insurgency strategy i think is a legitimate one for iraq. proved that way. and is also legitimate one for afghanistan. they have general petraeus in command. he is about as good as you could get for that he is a smart guy. he is already reporting back some problems with the implementation so far. but it's clearly too early. >> general petraeus also just asked for 2,000 additional troops in afghanistan. he just did that in the last 24 hours. what does that tell you about how the military leadership is perceiving this surge and whether or not weather they are going to stick to president obama's timetable about starting to withdraw august of next year. >> it's their job to win. i believe that general petraeus will do what he can to win. it's interesting what president obama said when he started the afghan surge back in april of 2009. he said there were two reasons to do it. one was to get the al qaeda leadership that's along the border. but the second re
Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm PDT
of additional troops who, under the command of general david petraeus, are fighting to break the taliban's momentum. as with the surge in iraq, these forces will be in place for a limited time to provide space for the afghans to build their capacity and secure their own future. but, as was the case in iraq, we can't do for afghans what they must ultimately do for themselves. that's why we're training afghan security forces and supporting a political resolution to afghanistan's problems. and next august, we will begin a transition to afghan responsibility. the pace of our troop reductions will be determined by conditions on the ground. and our support for afghanistan will endure. but make no mistake, this transition will begin because open-ended war serves neither our interests, nor the afghan peoples. indeed, one of the lessons of our effort in iraq is that american influence around the world is not a function of military force alone. we must use all elements of our power, including our diplomacy, our economic strength and the power of america's example, to secure our interests and stand
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
clinton have condemned the actions, afghanistan commander general david petraeus says it could incite violence from extremists on military personnel. but jones is not backing down. >> we still feel we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> several clerics in afghanistan have issued warnings of violence against americans of the burning is carried out. if the tough economy has you squeezing all you can get from what you buy, there is an invention for it. and if you are on dialysis, you know how painful and time- consuming treatment can be. a new option is putting a spring in the step of one kidney patient. >> we could use some rain, and we're seeing that stuff on hd doppler. we will let you know when the next chance of rain will move into maryland. first, a look outside. breezy, warmer. 89 degrees at b.w.i. 89 degrees at b.w.i. - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. - depend on disability associates because social security disa
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
baghdad to the afghan capital. gates is ka is karzai and david petraeus. the deaths happened in a region where the fight against insurgents has been the most intense. engineers plan to remove the cap on the bp oil well today. the blown out well cost the worst oil spill in u.s. history. it is a privilege to raising the failed blowout preventing of engineers did not expect another gusher when it is removed, but collection vessels are standing by. turning back to the big story -- that is hurricane earl. will put a damper on beach plans in the days to come? for more, adam we, once again from loocean city. >> yeah, they have been streaming in all morning before sunrise. they are not advising summer's to go past notknees. the waves are bell 6 feet. we could see waves tomorrow twice that size. the conditions should be carried for only about 24 hours. if you plan to come for labor day, it will be ok. sunny but breezy. take a look at our storms can. the latest imagery from hurricane earl. it is a beautiful hurricane. it should move to the north at about 18 miles per hour, near 2:00 p.m.. it would
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of state clinton echoed sentiments from david petraeus. images of a burning k could incite violence -- images of a burning koran could incite violence against u.s. troops. >> a pastor of a church with 50 people can make this outrage and disgraceful plan and get the world's attention. >> he appears to have the right to destroy copies of the koran, doing so is seen as offensive. the verses of the profit muhamed are considered sacred. jones indicated despite death threats, supporters of his protest continue to mail him copies of a sacred text he intends on destroying. a security concern is significant that state department officials are warning u.s. embassies to prepare for protest if the book burning occurs. >>> three men in custody in pakistan since the failed car bombing attack will face charges. they are accused of aiding and financing the bomber. they will be charged with terrorism. shazad has pleaded guilty to weapons charges. >> they blame game in the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, bp has released a report saying with a feel is responsible. that is causing controversy. scott t
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
david petraeus sat down with our martha raddatz. and, in an exclusive interview, talked about the possibility the war will take years more to end. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces, and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting shona by shona. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagahta. it has been hammered by the enemy so often, the soldiers call it "jagahta get outta here." >> last month alone, we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while we were there, petraeus watched real-time video from an f-16 that was tracking a group of suspicious men, sol
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
to burn copies of the koran despite a warning from general david petraeus it will be putting american troops at risk. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a state of emergency in colorado. a wildfire in boulder forces thousands to flee as dozens of homes go up in flames. the president's new plan to cut business taxes. can that finally get the economy moving? and how a work of art is teaching teens the art of work. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. before this week, most people had never heard of pastor terry jones. he runs a small evangelical christian church in gainesville, florida, with just 50 members. but jones has single-handedly caused an international uproar with his plan to mark the ninth anniversary of the september 11 attacks this saturday by burning copies of the koran, the muslim holy book. today the white house denounced his plan, as did the veterans of foreign wars and an interfaith group. and it touched off an angry anti-american protest in kabul, the
Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
petraeus tells aides david axelrod is a complete spin doctor. most of this infighting over the war plan for afghanistan. finally, the president blows up. november 25th, 2009, only days before announcing his decision, the military asks for 4,500 more troops. woodward writes the president erupts saying, i'm done doing this, we've all agreed to a plan and we're going to stick to that plan. i haven't agreed to anything beyond that. six days later, his big speech at west point. >> the review has allowed me to ask the hard questions and to explore all the different options. >> reporter: the next day, the president explains why he added a timetable to begin withdrawing, telling republican senator lindsey graham, i can't let this be a war without end, and i can't lose the whole democratic party. >> you really want to see this kind of conflict and disagreement. through history that usually makes the best strategy, especially in a war. >> reporter: but the book reveals the success of the war strategy rests on afghanistan's hamid karzai, who u.s. intelligence reports is increasingly delusional and
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
rocks at passing american con voice. and there were protests in indonesia. u.s. general david petraeus has warned the anger is so intense, the pastor's actions could endanger u.s. troops in afghanistan and could actually end up helping the taliban. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul, afghanistan. what's the big concern if the pastor goes through on his threat to burn the koran? >> well, contessa, simply that afghans will react violently to it. now, general david petraeus in an e-mail in response to questions from the associated press about the affair said today, images of a koran burning would undoubtedly be used by extremists on both sides, in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. he went further, he said, burning of a koran would put the safety of our troops and american civilians in afghanistan at risk, and would also compromise the mission here. i think what the general is saying is that afghans are in danger of going into the streets and turning against any american military they see, any american civilians. there is precedent for unrest like
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the firestorm surrounding a plan to burn the koran at a church in florida, as general david petraeus warns it could incite violence against american troops. >> lehrer: judy woodruff looks at the web site craigslist and the changes in its adult service's section. >> ifill: and we have an encore profile of one of the most renowned figures in modern dance, judith jamison, who was honored with a tribute at the white house today. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: two new polls released today show democrats in deep trouble with november's midterm elections less than two months away. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the pollsaint a grimicture forhe preside and congressional democrats. according to an abc news/"washington post" survey, 46% of the country ap
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, david petraeus reportedly describes axelrod as a complete spin doctor. national security advisor jim jones reportedly calls president obama political aides alternative the water bugs, the mafia or the campaign set. top members of his own national security team are quoted saying that 30,000 troop surge was a mistake. the president coordinator calls it a gamble. ambassador richard holbrook says it can't work. but petraeus said i don't think you win this war. this is the kind of fight we're in for the rest of our lives and probably our kid' lives. the book reveals that the c.i.a. is running a 3,000-strong force to hunt top al-qaeda and taliban leaders but a senior military official says the group never yielded much. some comments undermine the diplomacy with cable, such as those -- kabul, such as those attributed to john ikenberry about hamid karzai who he describes as manic depressive. "he is on his meds, he's off his meds." the white house sounded pleased with the way the president comes across in the book saying he's portrayed as analytical, strategic and decisive, but still begging
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Sep 12, 2010 6:30am EDT
played by yes, i'm going to do it, and no, i'm not? i aogree, once you have david petraeus saying this is a threat to our troops, how ca the media ignore this story? >> they were paying close attention before that. >> they were? because of the environment, we have the tryfection ta, and thee e-11, and the beginning of t e jewish holiday, and the end of ramadan and the mnth of fasting. ild ups guaranteed to ub and put everybody on edge. >> this was a media creation. two days ago, this clown, phelps was heard to say god hates fags, and he got zero coverage, and this guy is a media creation. and it was a perfect storm and trifecta, and they had to cover it. and i was glad to sa see that fa put out a statement. >> let me get to that, according to the tv newser, abc, cnn, all had plans to cover it if this thing were to go on, and we still don't absolutely know if it's on hold per manently. fox news was not going to do so. senior vice president, michael clementi o this network said if we wanted every one of them, we would run out. but this is about using some just. i mean, shouldn't eve
Sep 28, 2010 11:35pm PDT
each day, as david petraeus explained to martha raddatz. >> the safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them. >> reporter: and you're putting pressure on. >> there will have to be more pressure on them, no question. >> reporter: especially in light of one other claim by the captured german. that this plot was personally approved by osama bin laden, an indication, if true, that he is still alive and still directly involved in trying to attack the west in a spectacular way. u.s. officials said tonight the threat is considered current and active, and intelligence officials in europe and the u.s. are in constant contact and that president obama has been fully briefed on the threat. cynthia? >> a most sobering report. our thank, brian. >>> when we come back, we take a sharp turn towards a si s a "si the times" that really packs a punch. a baby generating data in a neo-natal ward. every heart beat, every breath, every anomaly... from over a thousand pieces of unique information per second. helping doctors find new ways to detect life threatening infections up to 24 hours
Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
david petraeus stressed that today the afghans were in charge, in charge of security and in charge of the voting process. last year's election, of course, was marked by massive fraud, and observers are already saying there was evidence of fraud again today. so the biggest test will be how the afghan government handles those complaints. and with 2500 candidates running for 249 offices, there's bound to be a lot more complaints to come. lester? >> john yang in kabul, thanks. >>> sarah shourd is headed home tonight, the american woman freed from custody in iran this week after more than a year behind bars, is returning to the united states after a stop-over in oman. before she left she spoke publicly about the two companions she left behind. nbc's ron allen reports. >> reporter: sarah shourd prepared to leave oman full of gratitude to the country that helped gain her freedom. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood. and the chance to stand by the ocean listening to the waves. >> reporter: once again, she appealed for t
Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, general david petraeus is condemning one florida church's plans to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the koran. in today's "wall street journal," the top u.s. commander of the war in afghanistan warns the lives of u.s. troops could be endangered if the dove world outreach center goes through with its planned protest against what it calls, quote, the evil of islam. hundreds of afghans turned out yesterday to protest the plans. petraeus further cautioned that torching islam's holy writings would be a propaganda coup for the taliban in afghanistan and stoke anti-u.s. sentiment across the muslim world. >>> well, this morning's "usa today" reports that the u.s. military's new armored trucks are significantly reducing troop deaths in afghanistan. last year nearly 80% of insurgent bombings on humvees resulted in occupants being killed, but according to the new data, that figure dropped to 15% for attacks on the all-terrain vehicles known as mrap. the trucks, which are tailor-made for afghanistan's rugged terrain, are designed to shield p
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
troops. general david petraeus speaking to brian williams today. >> we are concerned that the images from the burning of a koran would be used in the same way that extremists used images from abu ghrab, that they would, in a sense, be indelible. >> reporter: the florida pastor even got the vatican's attention. >> this act would only call for new hate and violence. >> reporter: some of the families of those killed on 9/11 said that burning the koran is unacceptable and abhorrent and an insult to the victims. some say while distasteful it is still not illegal. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. >> reporter: sarah palin has now tweeted that pastor jones should please stand down, that people have a right to burn a koran but that it is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation that will feed the fire. brian? >> all eyes on this pastor and this weekend. andrea mitchell, thanks. >>> president obama was in cleveland today talking about the u.s. economy, jobs, taxes and pushing a new set of programs a
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
and opposition from city officials. general david petraeus warned today images would endanger u.s. troops. >> they would use them to inflame public money and incite violence against soldiers and civilian autos it would be tragic if because of this, one person died. but at the same time, we do not feel responsible for that. >> jones left the door to change his mind saying he's still playing about the decision. >> and there is police chiefs joined with specialists today to push for greater funding for california preschools. the hope is that it will help prevent skrims. - -- crimes. >> one, two tone. >> preschool is an important tool in crime fighting that. is according to a new report from fight crime, invest in kids. the coalition of california law enforcement leader autos kids attending high quality early learning programs are twice as likely to not get involved in violent crimes, be arrested. >> concord police chief david livingston cited statistics from the program which tracked two groups of children from age four to 40. >> by age 40 children who did not attend prachls were seven times
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
david petraeus calling the gainsville event disgraceful and dangerous to american troops. at leeflt in the united states, muslims say they're reassured by the response from the majority of americans. >> two days ago, before all of these statements surfaced, we were all very scared. and very nervous. it was very uncertain. >> today, there was a promise this show of solidarity would only grow, and that religious extremism shoulding denounced rad regardless of the source. >> i think that he's dividing rather than binding people together. >> one of the counter demonstrations planned here for the bay area is called a celebration of diversity of. people awful faiths encouraged to gather here at santa clara county administration building on friday, start agent 5:00. abc 7 news. >> and thank you very much. secretary of state clinton is strongly urging the pastor to reconsider the plans. >> it's regrettable a pastor in florida with a church of no more than 50 people can make this outragis and dits stressful, disgraceful plan and get, you know, the world's attention but that is the world we l
Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm PDT
and general david petraeus, calling the gainsville event disgraceful and dangerous to american troops. at least in the united states muslims say they are reassured by the response of the majority of americans. >> two days ago before all of these statements surfaced, we are all very scared, very nervous. it was very uncertain. >> today there was a promise that the show of solidarity will only grow and religious extremism should be denounced regardless of the source. >> i think mr. terry jones is dividing rather than binding people together. >> one of the counter demonstrations planned here for the bay area is called a celebration of diversity. people of all faiths are encouraged to gather here at the santa clara county administration building on friday starting at 5:00. in san jose, karina rusk, abc7 news. >>> the council on islamic-american relations is planning to distribute 200,000 copies of the quran nationwide. the bay area chapter says it will participate and hand out the religious text next week. >>> the legality of state worker furloughs is in the hands of california's supreme
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news, iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding my breath. >> a friend of sarah shored and her fiancee is hopeful reports shord will be released saturday mor
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. this is creating a lot of uproar from people and general david petraeus. >> i believe we're dealing with an element you cannot talk to. we're dealing with an element they shut be shown a -- must be shown a certain amount of force, determination and putting a stop to it. >> reporter: the pastor could change his mind saying he's still praying about the decision. but if he goes ahead with it, he will be violating local laws as the church has been twice denied the proper permits to build a bonfire. >>> investigators are still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire near a busy bay area freeway. the fire broke out at 4:30 this morning near sir francis boulevard. crews were able to keep the flames away from nearby homes. the highway patrol was called in to monitor traffic control. >>> checking in with our meteorologist, steve paulson. quite a bit cooler? >> boy, i'll say. temperatures along the coast and in the city, quite a difference. san francisco is struggling to get out of the 50s. look at that fog bank. it's roaring back. there is a little hint of a northeast in santa rosa. the rest
Sep 12, 2010 10:00am PDT
. secretary of state hillary clinton called the plan disrespectful and disgraceful. and general david petraeus, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we remain one nation. >> this week, dozens of christian, jewish and muslim leaders held what they called an emergency summit in washington, d.c. to address the tensions. the group released a statement denouncing anti-muslim bigotry and urging respect for america's tradition of religious liberty. >> we are convinced that spiritual leaders representing the various faiths in the united states have
Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in eastern afghanistan. according to the top commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, the militants still retain the initiative in some parts of the country. the indian economy has become the second fastest growing in the world. strong industrial and mining at outcome helped boost output. only china's economy is growing faster. u.n. officials in pakistan have begun an appeal for more helicopters to reach communities cut off by flooding. only four -- only 4% of those are being reached. it is hoped the worst of the floods may now be over. three people have been arrested here in london in connection with the alleged cricket betting scam. three of the cricketers at the center of the allegations, including the captain, are likely to play again until the scandal is over. the illegal betting industry is on multimillion-dollar business. >> cricket is not the only pastime going on in the back streets of lahore. it may be a legal here, but secretly, and apartments and shops across the city, there are gamblers and bookmakers. as soon as it gets dark, we get to meet some of the most notorious o
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
general david petraeus. 500 people in kabul, gathered to demonstrate because of one small church in america that plans to bring copies of the koran. the protesters threw rocks at u.s. army vehicles. >> we are very worried about the implications of a possible koran burning in united states. it puts our soldiers in jeopardy, very likely. we have already seen the demonstrations here in kabul just at the rumors that this could take place. and that the images from such an activity could very well be used by extremists here and around world and in the same way that they use images from abu gharib and other instances. >> the church says it plans to go ahead. the church only has 50 members and is run by terry jones. many see it as a fringe movement. but right now, this man has everyone's attention. mr. jones justifies his plans in an interview for the bbc. >> is we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do we stop giving in to islamiah, or radical islam? when they burn the flag, when they kill christians, when they burn churches? >> but in washington, religious leaders rejected
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